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August 2, 2010
The European Commission has launched an antidumping investigation into imports by the European Union (EU) of 2-chloro-1-methylethyl phosphate, a flame retardant, from China. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Flame-Retardants-from-China-Spark-EU-Antidumping-Probe_28494.html
August 2, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would temporarily suspend and/or reduces tariffs on hundreds of products, including chemical raw materials, imported into...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-S-Lawmakers-Okay-Tariff-Suspension-Bill_28487.html
July 19, 2010
A U.S. court has dismissed patent infringement claims filed by Solutia against Sinorgchem Co. (Shandong, China) and Korea Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) in a case dating back to 2008...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Dismisses-Solutias-Patent-Infringement-Suit_28144.html
July 19, 2010
EPA and the Sierra Club have reached an agreement aimed at setting deadlines regarding hazardous air pollutant control technology regulations for 28 sectors. The consent decree, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Legal-Settlement-Sets-Dozens-of-U-S-Clean-Air-Deadlines_27964.html
July 19, 2010
ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking a revision of regulations mandating prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permits for facilities in certain regions. The industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/ACC-Petition-Seeks-Changes-to-EPAs-PSD-Regulations_28143.html
July 16, 2010
A U.S. court has dismissed patent infringement claims made by Solutia against Sinorgchem Co. (Shandong, China) and Korea Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) in a case dating back to 2008...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Solutia-Loses-Antidegradants-Patent-Dispute_28109.html
July 7, 2010
The two firms say they have expanded their joint development deal to include wheat, and will increase their combined financial investment by up to $1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Monsanto-Expands-R-and-D-Deal-with-BASF-Loses-Bid-to-Block-EU-Soy-Meal-Sales_27863.html
July 6, 2010
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that it launched a check on the environmental impact reviews of 282 construction projects in China between November 2009...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Some-Construction-Projects-in-China-Fail-Environmental-Impact-Checks_27838.html
July 2, 2010
EPA has disapproved Texas’ air permit program, a move that could force dozens of facilities to obtain new permits and make plant upgrades to meet federal air regulations. EPA’s move is due to Texas’ decision to allow flexible air permits where individual sources of emissions are not regulated as long as the entire facility’s emissions are below an established cap....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Texas-Air-Permits-in-Limbo-After-EPA-Disapproves-State-Program_27802.html
July 2, 2010
Louisiana residents have filed a class action lawsuit against BP and Nalco Holding alleging that the companies intentionally sprayed a dispersant into the Gulf of Mexico “with full...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Louisiana-Residents-Sue-Over-Dispersants-Use_27813.html
July 2, 2010
EPA has ordered DuPont to pay a civil penalty of $59,000 under a consent agreement related to Clean Water Act violations at the company’s Kinston, NC polymer plant. EPA says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/EPA-Fines-DuPont-Sunoco_27814.html
June 22, 2010
The European Commission has opened a three-month investigation into Syngenta’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto’s sunflower seeds business. The $160-million deal was announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Authorities-Investigate-Syngentas-Plan-to-Buy-Monsantos-Sunflower-Seeds-Unit_27563.html
June 15, 2010
DSM says in a civil litigation case it has agreed to pay $25 million to an unnamed group of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) purchasers in the U.S. DSM’s $25 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DSM-Settles-EPDM-Antitrust-Case-for-$25-Million_27444.html
June 7, 2010
Bondex and its holding company Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC), two non-operating subsidiaries of RPM International, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/RPM-Seeks-Chapter-11-Protection-for-Units-Linked-to-Asbestos_27263.html
June 7, 2010
The California state Assembly has passed a bill that would bar certain types of stores, including grocery stores and pharmacies, from providing customers single-use paper and plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/California-Moves-to-Ban-Disposable-Bags_27262.html
June 3, 2010
Regulatory authorities from European Union (EU) member states say from an inspection program that 24% of companies with Reach obligations failed to comply with the regulation. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Reach-EU-Inspectors-Find-24-percent-of-Firms-in-Non-compliance_27143.html
May 24, 2010
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a settlement between LyondellBasell subsidiary Equistar Chemicals, Solutia and Ascend Performance Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Approves-Deal-to-Close-Equistars-Chocolate-Bayou-TX-Site_26994.html
April 27, 2010
A judge at the High Court (London) has ruled that a group of around 2,000 U.K. residents should be awarded a total of up to £20 million ($31 million) for injuries caused by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-K-Consumers-Awarded-$31-Million-for-Exposure-to-Fungicide-in-Furniture_26320.html
April 22, 2010
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Health of China has issued new regulations, setting more stringent requirements on the use and the approval of food additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Introduces-New-Regulations-for-Food-Additives_26241.html
April 21, 2010
Toray Industries has revised its earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010. Toray expects to record a net loss of ¥15 billion ($161 million), having previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Toray-Downgrades-Earnings-Projection_26130.html
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